Thursday, January 10, 2019

60m FT8 RX results with beverage


Although it looks like my barbwire fence antenna or a so called open beverage is working on this band I have my doubts. I don't think it does receive more as my inverted-V on 60m. The nice thing is that I'm able to compare with 2 digital stations available. So next experiment will be comparing my inverted-V (2x20m open line fed @12m agl) with the fence antenna. Although a beverage is directive when it is terminated to the ground with a carbon resistor at the end the fence antenna is omnidirectional. Best DX was ZP4KFX from Paraquay although I received this station as well on my inverted-V before. I monitored 5362KHz for New Zealand this morning but there were nil spots.

2 comments:

  1. Bas thanks for sharing experiences. Can you send me more info or drawing of your fence Beverage please? My email is indians at xsmail dot com. Many thanks Petr

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    1. Hello Petr, I don't know what to send you since all the info on the fence beverage is right here on my blog in previous posts. I can post a picture from google maps so you can see the size of the fence and position in relation to my house. The info about the matching transformer is here: https://pe4bas.blogspot.com/2019/01/beverage-experiments.html I can also post a simplified diagram drawing. But remember it is not the holy grail, what works for me can be a disaster for you ;-) 73, Bas

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Thanks for your comment. Bedankt voor je reactie. 73, Bas